What's In A Name: New curriculum for 2023 Summer Camp

March 09, 2023 | by Jacey Johnson Pickens-Jones

What's In A Name: New curriculum for 2023 Summer Camp

Names have great power. Some hold special meanings and some come with expectations. In a lifetime, we may give new meaning to our name or take a new name. Along the journey, we discover who we are and how God equips us to care for others.

In this new summer camp curriculum resource from InsideOut, we'll look at how the people of the Bible confronted expectations, confounded others’ assumptions, and forged new identities. Campers are invited to use the sacred ground of camp to reflect on who they are as an individual and how they are connected to others. As we explore, we are reminded that God knows us beyond any name we might be called and invites us into relationship.

Campers will be assured that Christ’s grace meets us when we make mistakes and his love greets us when we open our hearts. As we grow, learn, and discover our true self, we define our own name and find our place as a child of God.

Pastor Jacey Johnson Pickens-Jones serves as the Interim Associate Director of Camping and Young People’s Ministry and pastor of First UMC in Richmond, CA.